CFA® – Level 1

This is the first course of the CFA® programme. It offers an in-depth look into the investment world and is perfect for those currently working in the field who want to improve and grow their analytical skills or for those who have a passion to understand the financial markets from a theoretical and practical perspective. Together with focusing on asset valuation, corporate finance and portfolio management, the course introduces you to the Code of Ethical Behaviour and Professional Conduct which is adhered to in all business and investment areas. On completion of the CFA qualification you will be amongst the leading few respected investment professionals. Completing Level 1 gains you entrance to Level 2 of the CFA Program.

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Description

It offers an in-depth look into the investment world and is perfect for those currently working in the field who want to improve and grow their analytical skills , together with focusing on asset valuation, corporate finance and portfolio management the course introduces you to the Code of Ethical Behaviour and Professional Conduct which is adhered to in all business and investment areas. On completion of the CFA qualification you will be amongst the leading few respected investment professionals.

Accreditation

Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®)

Qualification

CFA Level 1 Candidate

Designation

CFA Level 1 Certified Investment Professional

Requirements

A bachelor’s degree or equivalent, or be in the final year of your bachelor’s degree, or have four years of professional work experience and have a valid international passport. You will not be able to sit any exams without a valid passport.

Duration

6 - 12 Months

Subjects

CFA L1 Ethics and Professional Standards
CFA L1 Investment Tools
CFA L1 Asset Classes
CFA L1 Portfolio Management and Wealth Planning

Packages

Home Study

The Home Study Package offers:

• Textbooks
• Study guides
• Workbooks - Not for all subjects
• Lecturer Support - via Email, Phone and access to the Student Question & Answer Platform

Assessment

CFA Level 1 Exam:
Written in English
Takes place in June and December at Test Centres around the world
You will not be able to sit any exams without a valid passport
Exams are scored following each exam - results are available within 60 days of the exam date
Exam booking deadline: 13 Feb 2019 for all June 2019 exams

Exam Structure:
240 multiple choice questions, split between two 3-hour sessions. Candidates must attend both sessions.

Morning session (3 hours): 120 multiple choice questions, covering all topics
Afternoon session (3 hours): 120 multiple choice questions, covering all topics

What's next

Passing these exams is one step to becoming a CFA charter-holder. You can now apply with the CFA to enter Level 2 of the Chartered Financial Analyst programme.